This paper attempts to explain the reason for which some Free Choice Items (FCIs) are presuppositional whereas others are not. It is argued that this difference is due to a very strong inherent semantics, cluster of quantificational properties and semantic implications. Evidence is given from novel data from English, French and Greek indefinite and definite FCIs.
Proceedings of the 2004 Texas Linguistics Society Conference: Issues at the Semantics-Pragmatics Interface
edited by Pascal Denis, Eric McCready, Alexis Palmer, and Brian Reese Table of contents
ISBN 978-1-57473-417-1 library binding
v + 159 pages
publication date: 2006
published by Cascadilla Proceedings Project, Somerville, MA, USA